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Editor-In-Chief: C. Michael Gibson, M.S., M.D. [1];Associate Editor(s)-in-Chief: Omer Kamal, M.D.[2]

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MRI has better soft tissue sensitivity than CT.Individual layers may be better differentiated on MRI compared with CT. Hence, better T staging of stomach cancer. Water or effervescent granules are used to distend stomach to perform MRI.

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MRI has better soft tissue sensitivity than CT. Individual layers may be better differentiated on MRI compared with CT.[1] Hence, better T staging of stomach cancer. Water or effervescent granules are used to distend stomach to perform MRI.[2]

References

  1. Keogan MT, Edelman RR (August 2001). "Technologic advances in abdominal MR imaging". Radiology. 220 (2): 310–20. doi:10.1148/radiology.220.2.r01au22310. PMID 11477231.
  2. Hallinan JT, Venkatesh SK (May 2013). "Gastric carcinoma: imaging diagnosis, staging and assessment of treatment response". Cancer Imaging. 13: 212–27. doi:10.1102/1470-7330.2013.0023. PMC 3667568. PMID 23722535.

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